President Joe Biden appears to have confirmed that he will run for re-election in 2024.
Biden, 80, said Monday that he plans to run for president in 2024.
“I plan to run … but we’re not ready to announce it yet,” he said in an interview with NBC, Sky News’ US partner network, ahead of the White House Easter egg roll.
Both Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have said they will run together, and White House advisers will make the final decision on launching a re-election campaign, according to NBC News.
“The decision part is over, but he’s not happy with the pressure of having to announce something he’s decided on,” a source told NBC.
Previously, the president has repeatedly hinted that he will run for re-election to the White House.
last month Mr Biden quipped he was seeking a ‘back-to-back’ term.
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before that, First lady Jill Biden says seeking re-election was her husband’s intentionOn a five-day trip to Africa earlier this year, she said there was “almost” nothing left to do but to determine when and where the announcement would be made.
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Two factors boost Biden’s re-election
Here’s Washington’s worst-kept secret: Joe Biden wants to run for president again, and intends to.
He’s said it before in public and in private, and he said it again today.
The only question seems to be when will he choose to make an official announcement?
His team is looking for an undisturbed window. Now there are some distractions.
• His indicted predecessor (and potential challenger) Donald Trump has been in the political spotlight.
• A spending clash with Republicans looms.
• He is in Ireland and the UK this week.
He needs a clear window to announce and then ride the momentum he expects. But how much momentum will it have?
While Democrats see him achieving big things in his first term, his approval ratings remain well below the waterline — 38 percent in an NBC News poll in late March.
His age is his main problem. He turns 80 in November. If he runs and wins, he will be 82 when he is re-elected and 86 at the end of his second term.
It’s a key attack point for Republicans and a concern for Democrats.
But Mr Biden is driven by two key factors. First, he firmly believes that he still has a lot to do, and second, he knows he beat Donald Trump last time out. On that basis, he thought he could do it again.
There is another factor – close to the heart of the president: the first lady. Mr. Biden has long said his wife Jill’s guidance and advice have been central to his decision-making. It is understood she wants him to run again.
Another adviser to Mr. Biden told NBC that delaying the candidacy would also help “preserve the option not to run.”
There have been concerns about Mr Biden’s age, as he will be 86 at the end of his second term.
Despite the apparent delay, certain factors — including the need to raise money for his campaign — are expected to affect the deadline for him to declare his candidacy.